Safe-fire TempVision 1000 Improved combustion efficiency by 0.76% and lowered fuel consumption by 1.5% at PLTU Kaltim Teluk Power Plant in Indonesia
March 18, 2019, Safe-fire service team collected bed temperature data using TempVision 1000 on the CFB boiler unit 1 at PLTU Kaltim Teluk Power Plant, Indonesia. The measurement data revealed that the current bed temperature is higher than the design temperature. The coal consumption is high. Based on the temperature data, the team did a quick experimenting adjustment of the upper secondary air damper. This alone immediately delivered a result of a 1.5% decrease in coal consumption which is a 0.76% combustion efficiency improvement. This encouraging result suggests that an installation of an online TempVision System will benefit the plant greatly to reduce fuel cost, improve combustion efficiency, and enhance boiler safety performance.